My kids adore playdough, and although most of it ends up ground into the fibers of my area rugs, I still continue to buy it. Today I took the insanity a step further and by made our very own homemade playdough. I found a lot of recipes online and after I had settled on my favorite, I starting reading the (mixed) reviews. Comments that the dough was too sticky and others that said the dough ended up covered in mold after a few days (although apparently refrigeration will keep the dough mold-free for two weeks) were enough to turn me away. I began to question if the reason for the sticky and moldy results could possibly be due to the high content of sugar in the Jell-O mix. So, I decided to carry on with my playdough journey using sugar free Jell-O and crossing my fingers that I don't open a jar full of sticky moldy playdough. I have not confirmed this theory by the way, but will update when I have.
Mix all of your ingredients in a pan and heat on low for about 5 minutes. Don't overcook or it will by dry and yucky.
|Here you can see that the play-dough is starting to cook. Once it is almost entirely cooked, remove it from the pan.|
|Knead your play-dough until it is smooth. If it seems to still be a little sticky, add a little flour coating and continue to knead.|
|The finished product. It smells good, and yes....YES I DID LICK IT!! and NO NO NO it does NOT taste good! Just think salt block. HAHA!!|
|These are 8oz Ball canning jars. The amount of dough you see in these is about 1/3 of how much the batch made.|
|As you can see, my sweet boy kept himself busy while mommy and sissy were cooking.|
|So far it's a big hit....2 hours later :)|